Levente 'anthraxx' Polyak
Levente Polyak joined the Arch Linux team in 2014 when he founded the Arch Security Team, which he continues to lead until today. During his journey he gave the initial push towards reproducible packaging. Today, his main focus is development and security from top to bottom. Levente was elected as Arch Linux Project Leader in 2020.
This year marked 18 years since the first official release of Arch Linux. Now that the distribution has reached adulthood, it is a good time to reflect on its history, the decisions that have made it the distribution it is today, and what lessons we have learned along the way. We will conclude with a discussion of the future of the distribution, what we are currently working towards and the possibilities to come.
A deep dive into the Arch Linux Security Team from day zero up until today. This talk will highlight the good, the bad and the ugly of founding and running a new distro security team. We will provide an insight into the challenges and lessons over 6 years of evolution and assess where we need to improve and expand in the future. After this talk, you will know how to efficiently roll out your own team as well as how to contribute to the security of Arch Linux.